"That's how we determined where the second floor would be," says architect Jerry Hupy, the partner in charge.
"You want to see the water," Hupy
continues, "but you don't necessarily want to see the people on the beach-if they're even there."
And so the firm, which has worked with the couple on other residences, began with its third project with the pair, one where living spaces-kitchen, dining room, living room and master bedroom-would comprise the entire second floor.
"The biggest thing for them was to have it all wide open, so there are no walls," Hupy
"From a structural standpoint, they don't need to be that big," says Hupy
, "but from a visual standpoint, they do.